Comments

Digital copy of Exhibit 2: Witness 620's Witness Statement to the States of Jersey Police providing an account of his experiences in care at Les Chênes Residential School. Statement taken by Detective Constable Geddes and signature witnessed by I Dyer, Clinical Nurse Forensic Mental Health. [Some details redacted]. Used as evidence in relation to Witness 110's Witness Statement to the Inquiry [C/D/AW2/B1/4/WS000586]

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Reference

C/D/AW2/A1/3/WD006325/2

Date

December 30th 1999 - December 30th 1999

Scope and Content

Background and Home Life Cites family difficulties, mother and father's separation and difficulties learning and concentrating at school as reasons for his placement at Les Chênes School by his father as permanent resident between the ages of 11/12 and 15. Recalls missing his parents, seeing them only once a weekend. Les Chênes Describes the points system in operation at Les Chênes. Recalls members of Les Chênes staff, naming Mario Lundy, commenting on relationships with staff. Refers to residents of Les Chênes, commenting on relationships between them all. Describes one member of staff as aggressive and refers to an argument with a member of staff regarding the points system. Recalls that one member of staff was always drunk and would drive the van with the children in whilst drunk. Details misbehaviour whilst singing to Kim Wilde's Kids of America [Kids in America], noting response of a member of staff this song. Abuse and Consequences Describes physical abuse by a male member of staff following his argument with another member of staff about the points system. Refers to attempt to report physical abuse to a third member of staff, and desire to report the physical abuse to his father. Recalls being instructed by the third member of staff that actions within Les Chênes stayed within the boundary of Les Chênes. States that fear prevented him from reporting the incident to his father. Recalls emotional and physical abuse of a resident who tried some chocolate mousse without permission. Describes physical abuse by Witness 110, stating that he was pushed over a sofa following an argument in which he had sworn. Events since leaving Care States that he did not make a complaint previously due to being instructed not to by the third member of staff, and due to being young and not knowing how to make a complaint. Refers to formal complaint against a member of Les Chênes staff due to his behaviour towards him.

Names

Dyer, I
Geddes, Detective Constable
Lundy, Mario
Wilde, Kim
Children's Services
Les Chênes Residential School
States of Jersey Police
States of Jersey

Keywords

Les Chênes, Five Oaks | abuse | alcohol | alcoholism | allegations | behaviour | child abuse | Children | Child Care Officers | children's homes | childcare | complaints | Detective Constables | drunkenness | Driving | evidence | emotional abuse | fathers | IJCI | marriages | Merit Award System | mental health | nurses | Police | physical abuse | parents | punishments | residents | residential schools | staff | songs | statements | witness statements | witnesses

Dimensions

1 pdf file

Language

English

Level of description

file

Access Restriction

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Closed until

2100

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